A portable dock for a laptop can be a sweet thing when the laptop charges from the dock. Historically though, there have been growing pains in creating the perfect dock. I am on my fourth Lenovo dock at work and I still want to toss it across the room at times when a monitor pops out for no apparent reason. And then there has always been the matter of never having enough ports. Maybe its me but I have yet to use a dock without having to plug something into the laptop ports still. Corsair hopes to change all that.
The Corsair TBT 200 has up to 96W Power Delivery to your laptop which is just a start. No need for that separate laptop plug. It is constructed of a grey anodized aluminum, measures 8.74″ x 3.27″ x 1″ and weighs just under 1lb.
On the front is a UHS-II SD Card 4.0 reader capable of speeds up to 312MB/s, a 3.5mm audio port, USB Type-A port capable of up to 7.5W charging, 10Gbps Type-C port capable of 15W charging, Thunderbolt 4 port (40Gbps) to plug into your PC or laptop and a power switch. The Type-C port that connects to your laptop can deliver up to 85W of charging power.
On the back we have the 100W power adapter port, three (3) more 40Gbps thunderbolt 4 ports, 2.5G ethernet port, two more Type-A ports and a Kensington lock. Included with the TBT200 are a 2.5ft long Thunderbolt 4 cable, Type-C to HDMI and Type-C to Display Port cable. The TBT200 has HDMI 2.0 and is capable of two displays up to 4K@60HZ, to include the laptop monitor itself.
As versatile as this is for a laptop, our use is connected to our PC as it is nice to finally have a dock capable of connecting so many Type-C cables simultaneously. Another benefit is that there is no software or drivers required. This is all plug and play and everything just falls into place!
Checking Amazon, we can find the Corsair TBT200 Thunderbolt 4 dock priced at $362.01. A bit expensive perhaps but the TBT200 really is as good as it gets.